Friday, 5 April 2013

Garlic Knots

The day I saw those beauties in sangee vijay's  blog I bookmarked her page at once. They looked so cute and when I watched the video of how to make these knots, it looked so interesting! I was pretty scared if I would be able to get the loops right but it was a breeze.........:)
         
I used my garlic roll recipe for the dough, except that I proofed the yeast with milk instead and took ideas from sangees recipe also! Thanks sangee for making me want to try this out!:) They were so soft and tasty. Perfect for breakfast or tea. Or even with your favourite bowl of soup!


INGREDIENTS:
1.5 cups bread flour or all purpose flour
1/2 cup warm milk + 1 tbsp milk
1/2 tbsp yeast
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp olive oil+ more for greasing
1/2 tsp  minced garlic
1/2 tsp italian seasoning


for the garlic butter:
4 tbsps butter
2 tbsps minced garlic
2 tbsps chopped fresh coriander leaves
2 green chillies, chopped

PROCESS:
  •  In a bowl, mix together the yeast, salt, sugar and oil. Add the warm milk and stir. leave it aside for about 5 mins to proof
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, minced garlic and seasoning. Mix well.
  • Make a hole in the centre and pour in the yeast mixture.
  • Start kneading and add few tbsps extra of milk if needed to get a smooth elastic dough.
  • Add oil to your finger tips and knead for about 4 minutes. when pressed with your fringers it should slightly spring back.
  • Place the dough in a greased bowl and keep in a warm place and leave to double in size.(approx 1 to 2  hours)

  • After rising if u want u can chill the dough in the fridge for 20-30 minutes or u can proceed as such. (Its easier working with chilled dough)
  • Punch down the air and knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for few second
  •  roll the dough using rolljng pin into a slightly thin circle like we do for chapathi/rotis.
  • Then using pizza cutter or knife cut less than 1" vertical strips7-8 strips.

  • Pick one stripe, roll the strip n stretch well n make knot as soon in the above pic or click here to watch a video on making garlic knot.
  • Once done making knots, brush knots with olive oil or melted butter and cover loosely with plastic wrap or cloth.
  • Allow to proof for 30-40 minutes.

  • At the end of proofing time, preheat oven to 180 deg celcius
  • Then bake the knots for 12-15 minutes or until light golden brown.
  • Meanwhile, make the garlic butter. Melt butter in a sauce pan, fry garlic till crisp n golden brown and add chillies and coriander leaves. Stir well.
  • As soon as the knots are done, brush with garlic butter or simply toss the knots with warm garlic butter.

  •  Serve warm.

9 comments:

  1. looks fabulous and flavorful....

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  2. Damn cute and highly flavourful garlic knots.

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  3. First time on your blog n I am loving the clicks n the recipes. This bread is delicious. I have to try it.

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  4. these look really very good...

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  5. Wow...so perfect n beautiful knots dear, looks yummy n tempting :) Thanks dear for referring my recipe n glad that my post insipred to u to try this great recipe...thanks again n u have done it so well!!!

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  6. Assalam-O-Alaikum dear,

    You have made them well, nice.
    Hope you are doing good.

    Love & Hugs!

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